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On This Day (USA) - 22 July



 Birthdays
Amber Beattie will be 24 - credited as Queen Jane Grey in Lost in Time(SJA)

Amber Beattie  is an English actress and singer, who is known for her role as Lulu Baker in Jinx.

Beattie got her big break in the 2008 Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, playing the character of Gretel. She previously starred in the television film Empathy.

In 2009, she played Lulu Baker in Jinx. Other TV roles include guest appearances on The Bill, Doctors, Casualtyand The Sparticle Mystery.



Clive Standen will be 36 - 2 credits, including Private Harris in The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky

Clive Standen is an English actor best known for playing Sir Gawain in the Starz (TV network) series Camelot as well as 'Archer', the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series Robin Hood

He played Private Harris in the Doctor Who stories The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, and Turn Left.

Standen's first experience of stunts, horse riding and sword fighting was at age twelve when he got his first job working in a professional stunt team in Nottingham. At the age of fifteen Standen was a member of both the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre performing in productions at many well known venues. Later Standen won a place on the three year acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Standen appeared in Waking the dead, the Second World War documentary drama Ten Days to D-Day, and took the lead role of Major Alan Marshall in the Zero Hour TV dramatisation of the SAS mission, operation Barras, in Sierra Leone. The next year he appeared in three episodes of the British soap Doctors and Tom Brown's Schooldays



Ricard Dwyer will be 40 - credited as Stunt Dummy in Rose

Stunt performer known for his work on Sherlock Holmes (2009), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Dark Shadows (2012).



Bonnie Langford will be 53 - 31 credits, including Melanie in The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids)

Bonnie Langford is an English actress, dancer and entertainer. who  became a companion of Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy's Doctor in the 1980's

Langford's first stage appearance was at four months and her first public appearance was at 15 months when she danced in specially made ballet shoes. She first came to public attention when, aged six years old, she won the talent show Opportunity Knocks. This led to early fame in the television series Just William, the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy, starring Angela Lansbury, the 1976 film Bugsy Malone and the 1977 film, Wombling Free.

Between 1986 and 1987 Langford played the role of Mel, companion to both the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. She returned to the role in 1993 for Dimensions in Time, a special charity Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover episode as part of the BBC's Children in Need. She has continued to reprise the role in audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions (eleven to date, including the episodes The One Doctor and The Fires of Vulcan).

Langford was a featured dancer in BBC One's popular light entertainment series The Hot Shoe Show which she co-presented with Wayne Sleep. On 23 October 2005, she performed in Children Will Listen, a 75th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Langford is a panto regular. Recent credits include: Prince Charming in Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (2005/2006) & 'Peter' in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre in Surrey (2008/2009).

In 2006, Langford was a celebrity contestant in the first series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, partnering professional figure skater Matt Evers. She took part in the Dancing on Ice: The Tour in April and May 2008. 

She returned to the West End theatre in April 2006 playing the murderess Roxie Hart in the long-running West End musical Chicago and again in Dec 2007-Feb 2008 in the same role, also in 2006-7 she appeared in the Birmingham and Plymouth tours of Guys and Dolls playing Miss Adelaide Adams, a dance hall hostess. 

She has also made a number of guest appearances on television, including Agatha Christie's Marple on ITV (playing Betty Johnson alongside Brian Conley in the episode By the Pricking of My Thumbs, February 2006), The Catherine Tate Show (late 2006), Supermarket Sweep with Dale Winton (February 2007) and the children's programme Hider in the House (March 2007).



Adrienne Hill (died 1997 aged 60) would be 80 - 3 credits, including Katarina in The Myth Makers

Plymouth-born Adrienne Hill trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic, then spent some time with the Old Vic Company in London, followed by eight years' work in repertory theatre. 

She was spotted by Doctor Who production assistant Viktors Ritelis while understudying for Maggie Smith in a play called "Mary, Mary", she was invited to audition for the role of Princess Joanna in "The Crusade." Although she did not win that part, director Douglas Camfield remembered her and cast her as Katarina. 

In the late sixties she had continued success, particularly in radio, and landed a regular role in the BBC's "Waggoner's Walk." She then moved abroad with her husband when his work took him first to Holland and later to the USA. In the late seventies, after her marriage broke up, she returned to England and studied for a degree. During the eighties she launched a new career as a drama teacher, while continuing to do occasional acting work.



Roy Herrick (died 1988 aged 52) would be 81 - 3 credits, including Jean in The Reign Of Terror

Roy Herrick was a British actor.

His television credits include: Danger Man, Public Eye, Callan, The Regiment, Colditz, Survivors,Pardon My Genie, George and Mildred, Tenko, The Fourth Arm, Mr. Palfrey of Westminster and Howards' Way.

He appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Jean in The Reign of Terror and Parsons in The Invisible Enemy. He also voiced Xoanon in the Doctor Who story The Face of Evil.

Roy also played the barman in two episodes of You're Only Young Twice - 'The Missing Ring' and 'The Home Perm'.



Tommy Duggan (died 1998 aged 89) would be 108 - credited as Senator Alcott in The Mind of Evil

Tommy Duggan  was an Irish actor who contributed to British television and film from the 1940s to the 1990s. Film appearances include supporting roles in Dangerous Moonlight (1941), Thunder Rock (1942), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Belles of St Trinian's (1955), Gorgo (1961), The Omen (1976) and Superman II (1980). 

His television roles include Armchair Theatre, The Buccaneers, Dixon of Dock Green, The Saint, Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil, and Father Ted.


 Deaths
Patrick Newell (died 1988 aged 56) - credited as Colonel Faraday in The Android Invasion

Actor who appeared in the 1975 story The Android Invasion

Patrick Newell's most famous acting role was as the spymaster "Mother" in the telefantasy series The Avengers - an ITV show that was created by Sydney Newman, the co-creator of Doctor Who.



Erik Chitty (died 1977 aged 70) - 2 credits, including Co ordinator Engin in The Deadly Assassin

Erik Chitty was an English film and television actor.

His television credits included a major role as "Mr. Smith" in Please Sir!, and multiple appearances in Dad's Army, Raffles, Doctor Who, Danger Man, Maigret, Man About the House and The Goodies.

His film appearances included Chance of a Lifetime (1950), John Wesley (1954), Raising the Wind (1961), First Men in the Moon (1964), and Doctor Zhivago (1965).